Saturday, April 20, 2024

Divers Den Launches Starlink Maritime On Its Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard


Divers Den in Australia now has “Starlink Maritime” installed onboard their overnight liveaboard dive vessel OceanQuest.

Divers Den partnered with AirBridge Networks and Vocus to design, procure and commission an Australian-based, fit-for-purpose marine-grade Starlink solution that’s backed by onshore support.

Previously, areas like the outer reef had relied on low-frequency 3G connections, resulting in limited signal availability, explains Entrada Travel Group’s General Manager of Marketing and Technology Daniel Rode:

“With the 3G network due to shut down in June 2024, we have been looking for the best solution to keep our team connected, and the implementation of Starlink Maritime technology is a real game changer. Not only has it improved the speed, but the connection is also more reliable which significantly enhances the services we are able to provide our guests, opening a whole new world of future possibilities.”

OceanQuest, a 36m catamaran, offers year-round diving trips to Australia’s Outer Great Barrier Reef. Recently refurbished, the vessel boasts 22 cabins, each with an en-suite bathroom, spread across three spacious decks. With the new Starlink Maritime connection, OceanQuest can now offer guests more Point-of-Sale (POS) options, including PayWave and contactless payment, making transactions simpler and more efficient.

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John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.